Just because celebrities are in the front and center of everything glamorous, it doesn't mean they're above committing beauty mistakes. It's just an unavoidable truth of every person's life: no matter who you are, how much money you make, and how famous you've become, you're never completely free from embarrassing moments on the red carpet.
- Lipstick Smears
A perfectly beaming smile can be ruined by this blunder. Even A-list stars on the red carpet are victims of this, just like Emma Watson in the August 2010 issue of Cosmopolitan. (Other stars guilty of this makeup mistake? Paris Hilton and Miley Cyrus!) Having traces of lipstick on teeth is an honest mistake, so to save yourself the shame, the trick is to "apply some Vaseline. Not on your lips, but a thin layer of Vaseline on your teeth," says Aysha Schurman of life123.com. This is to secure that the lipstick won't stain your teeth, even if your lips brush against them. Give the mirror a smile to double check and you're ready to go.
- Gaga Hairdos
Of course, it's understandable that the same hairstyle year after year can be boring, but that doesn't mean you have to chop off your long locks and go for a fauxhawk or anything as wild. Lifestyle.msn.com spotted a picture of singer Cassie looking quite undecided about which look to go for—a mohawk, a shaved head, or long locks. She found a way to combine the three, and the result was disastrous. The best way to find the perfect hairstyle for you is to ask your hairdresser. He or she knows what works for your face shape, so it's best to seek his or her advice.
- DIY Haircuts
So you think you can cut hair? Watching countless episodes of Split Ends doesn't make you qualified to cut your own hair. Cutting your own bangs is even riskier than trimming other parts of your hair. Bangs are the first thing a person sees when he or she looks at you; one wrong cut and you might end up re-cutting and re-cutting until half your forehead is exposed. Fashion blogger and photographer Tricia Gosingtian shares with Cosmo.ph, "I used to cut my own bangs in high school, but there was this one time when I screwed up and ruined them. Trimming them even further in the hopes of making them look more decent never works. Nowadays I just leave my hair alone and have a pro cut them every time."
- Just Wrong Eye Shadow
Women wear eye shadow to make their eyes look bigger, smaller, or even fiercer. But just like all other makeup, it should be applied in moderation, and of course, in a color that complements your skin tone. Taylor Momsen, Gossip Girl's "Little J," has pictures all over the Internet with what bloggers have dubbed the "bruised eyes look." She seems to have taken the whole smoky eyes thing to a whole new level of panda. So unless it's New Year's Eve or Halloween, make sure you're sporting just the right amount of eye shadow.
- Foundation Is Key
Makeup was invented to make you look prettier and to enhance the face's features with colors. It all begins with foundation--so don't screw it up. Lindsay Lohan and J.Lo have been caught with foundation that doesn't match their skin tone--a common mistake even celebs, apparently, commit. The solution? Before buying any makeup, apply a dab of foundation on your jaw bone to see how it blends with your skin. If it doesn't stand out and it looks natural, grab that color and make it your new kikay kit staple.
Unleashing your purest beauty entails going back to the basics. A well rested body and mind can result to a healthier skin and aura. Mariel Rodriguez shares to PEP.ph that removing makeup before sleeping brings one a step closer to having better skin (a lot of other stars, like Anne Curtis, would agree). Aside from steering clear of these booboos, sleeping early, eating healthy, and having a positive attitude are also simple tricks that will help anyone not only look beautiful but also feel beautiful!